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    Can anyone ID this brand so I can get a replacement?

    Bit of a dick this mornign and dropped the GN, the brake lever snapped off so need to replace however its not a standard set up by the looks (was like this when I bought). Attached is a photo of the set up so wondering if anyone recognizes it so I can search for replacement parts, cheers
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    The basic parts looks similar to a lot of sports bikes maybe an R6, GSX-R or similar. I thought maybe a CBR954 but after looking at pics of those the lever is a bit different. Good luck with your search.

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    Are they generally incompatible systems or inter changeable ?

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    If I understand you correctly you want to know can you mix and match brake components? I've done a little of this, and my suggestion is that you will generally be fine provided you keep the same diameter master cylinder as the original. The reason for this is the multiplying effect of the small master over the much larger caliper pistons is down to the ratio of their areas. If you put a smaller diameter master on, you'll get more grabbing force at the caliper, but also more lever travel so a spongier brake feel. If you go the other way, you get a firmer lever feel but less grab (more wooden feeling brakes).

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    Levers themselves are usually specific to the master cylinder they are fitted to.

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    Cool thanks. Very useful, cheers

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    At first glance it looks like some aftermarket thing to me...
    Go to a wrecker and get yourself a second-hand original, should be cheap as. Grab some brake fluid on the way home, easy
    High miles, engine knock, rusty chrome, worn pegs...
    Brakes as new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Andy View Post
    At first glance it looks like some aftermarket thing to me...
    Go to a wrecker and get yourself a second-hand original, should be cheap as. Grab some brake fluid on the way home, easy
    I had heard that the original GN brakes were a bit crap so an upgraded reservoir was a good thing? You mean get a new lever with the built in reservoir yeah? Cheers

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    Lots of wreckers in Ak.
    Ride bike to nearest wrecker (carefully, leave bigger following distance)
    Say "sell me a part to fix this please" and point to your bike.
    Pay the man.
    Go home.
    Replace part.

    I think they call this "Old School" these days but I like it

    Then drink beer and know you're doing gods work
    High miles, engine knock, rusty chrome, worn pegs...
    Brakes as new

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    Better photos (if it’s of any use that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by globe View Post
    I had heard that the original GN brakes were a bit crap so an upgraded reservoir was a good thing? You mean get a new lever with the built in reservoir yeah? Cheers
    Although the GN's were never famous for their braking ability ... the less you do to inhibit their progress the better.

    Performance of the GN's is legendary (sic) ... make the most of what momentum you can gather ... and save your $$$ for the bike you upgrade to ...
    When life throws you a curve ... Lean into it ...

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    honda nsr....
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